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Film Series

Queer Pagan Punk: The Films of Derek Jarman

 
 
Oct 30—Nov 11, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Following a retrospective at the BFI this spring, BAMcinématek presents the work of iconoclastic British filmmaker and crusading gay rights activist Derek Jarman, who not only redefined queer cinema, but reimagined moviemaking as a means for limitless personal expression. Marrying sound and image in radical new ways, his poetic, passionate, and visually ravishing films are visionary works of art that, 20 years after his death, are still being unraveled. 


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Jubilee
 

Derek Jarman’s nihilistic vision of post-punk apocalyptic ultra-violence in 1970s England.

Thu, Oct 30, 2014
 
 
Film
The Devils
 

A French convent is overcome with sexual frenzy in this ultra-controversial shocker.

Fri, Oct 31, 2014
 
 
Film
The Tempest
 

Jarman offers an audacious punk rock take on the Bard’s tale of magic and revenge.

Sat, Nov 1, 2014
 
 
Film
Edward II
 

Derek Jarman’s daringly original take on Christopher Marlowe’s stage play. 

Sun, Nov 2, 2014
 
 
Film
Glitterbug + Pirate Tape + T.G.: Psychic Rally in Heaven
 

This shorts program brings together portraits of William S. Burroughs and Jarman himself.

Mon, Nov 3, 2014
 
 
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Shadow of the Sun + Imagining October + Queen is Dead
 

Jarman explores occult rituals and Soviet Russia in these trancey shorts.

Mon, Nov 3, 2014
 
 
Film
The Angelic Conversation
 

Jarman’s voluptuously romantic essay film is a ravishing feast for the senses.

Tue, Nov 4, 2014
Curator's Choice
 
 
Film
The Last of England
 

Jarman’s face-melting cinematic collage is a snarling punk doomsday message for Britain.

Wed, Nov 5, 2014
 
 
Film
War Requiem
 

Jarman’s feverish imagery is set to Benjamin Britten’s devastating War Requiem.

Thu, Nov 6, 2014
 
 
Film
Blue
 

Made as he was dying, Jarman’s heart-wrenching final film is an elegiac farewell to life.

Fri, Nov 7, 2014
 
 
Film
Jarman Music Videos
 

Jarman’s radical queer-punk aesthetic is on display in this program of music videos.

Fri, Nov 7, 2014
 
 
Film
Caravaggio
 

Jarman’s biography of Caravaggio is an evocative portrait of Rome’s dark underbelly.

Sat, Nov 8, 2014
 
 
Film
Sebastiane
 

Jarman transforms the saga of Saint Sebastian into an erotic paean to the male nude.

Sun, Nov 9, 2014
 
 
Film
Wittgenstein
 

Derek Jarman crafts an idiosyncratic look at the life of the groundbreaking philosopher.

Sun, Nov 9, 2014
 
 
Film
Aria
 

Godard, Altman, and Jarman all contributed to this operatic omnibus film.

Mon, Nov 10, 2014
 
 
Film
The Garden
 

Jarman channeled his anguish over AIDS into this scorching visual essay.

Tue, Nov 11, 2014